A BRILLIANT final day of the 2019 NatWest Island Games saw Team Isle of Wight end it with 34 medals — eight more than in Gotland two years ago.

Two golds, three silver and four bronze medals were won by the Isle of Wight, who finished seventh in the overall medal table.

Charlie Metcalfe became the first-ever Island woman to win the half-marathon, helping the ladies’ team, which included Laura Brackley and Rosie Sexton, to a silver medal.

Metcalfe said: “I was so elated. “It was a tough race, I stayed close to the front two and I tried to keep it sensible.

“I was able to pick it up and I couldn’t believe that I was in front.

“We’re all so happy to win team silver too, what a great race for us.”

Richard Clifton won gold in the IPSC standard pistol and a bronze with Ian Grimes in the team event.

Also in rifle shooting, Dom Cowen won silver in the 50m prone, with Andy Whittall taking bronze.

Team Isle of Wight won three table tennis bronze medals in the men’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

The team’s flag carrier in the opening ceremony, Dan Burns, won his 13th Island Games medal, playing alongside George Downing in the men’s doubles.

Downing also won bronze in the men’s singles and silver in the mixed doubles with Temeesha Hobbs.

The closing ceremony was held last night (Friday) to conclude a superb Island Games for Team Isle of Wight.